Juvéderm Volbella XC is a clear gel that is used to treat thinning lips and vertical lip lines. Injected into and around the lips, Volbella adds volume to enhance the lip’s appearance and smooths lines around the mouth, resulting in a fuller, more youthful looking lips.
Volbella is specifically for adults 21 and older who have noticed thinning lips over time, have observed more vertical lines around their lips, or simply want fuller lips.
Treatments and Procedure
Treatments cause minimal pain, although some patients may want to have a topical or local anesthetic to increase comfort during the procedure. After the area is thoroughly cleansed, the doctor will inject the gel into the lips and surrounding skin using an ultrafine needle. To help insure that the gel is integrated into the skin and is evenly distributed, the doctor may gently massage the treated area, and ice may be applied briefly to minimize swelling.
Shortly following the procedure, patients may experience some swelling, tenderness, bruising, or small bumps around the treated area, but these side effects generally disappear within a couple of weeks. For 24 hours following the procedure, patients should minimize exposure to sun or heat and avoid strenuous exercise.
Patients will notice an immediate difference, and results will vary. Occasionally, to fully achieve the desired results, patients may need to return for a touch-up treatment about a month after the first treatment. Results typically last for a year, after which patients may need to receive another treatment to maintain the desired result.